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Have A Pet-Friendly Valentine’s Day!

(CATS AND DOGS/PET CARE) All around the world, February 14 is the day to exchange gifts, flowers, and chocolates all in the name of St. Valentine. This special time of year can be just as fun for pets as it is for humans, if the right precautions are taken. Read on to learn how you […]

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The wolf holds a significant position in foundational mythologies of Eurasia and North America. The Tlingit community god name means “wolf,” and they worship a wolf-head, and the shamanic Turkic believes they are descendants of wolves. Photo Credit: Facebook

Big Bad Wolf Really Is A Fairytale

(WOLVES/ANIMAL SCIENCE) Next time you’re stuck in a graveyard with a full moon in the sky, and you hear a wolf howl in the distance, don’t be afraid. Studies suggest startling wolf howls are just cries of loneliness. Once thought to be a simple stress cry, research shows wolf howls actually change depending on the […]

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The Truth Behind “Humane” Food

(HUMANE EATING/ANIMAL WELFARE) What does Certified Humane really mean? Organic? Free range? What’s the difference between these and how do they affect us? We’ve compiled the ultimate list with all of the answers to what humane labeling really means and the animals behind the labels. — Global Animal

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Elana’s Meat-Free Monday: Italian Ciabatta Sandwich

(VEGAN/VEGETARIAN RECIPES) This saucy sandwich is filled with vegetables but also includes fake sausage to make a hearty meal. Tofurky brand “Italian sausage” is browned and simmered in tomato sauce. Ciabatta is a delicious Italian bread that is perfect for this sandwich because it is light and airy with a crisp crust. And make sure […]

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Whale Poop In Perfume?

(OCEANS/WHALES) What’s the most expensive ingredient in perfume? Poop, of course! Sperm whale poop to be exact. Sperm whales create ambergris, a solid, waxy substance in their intestines to aid digestion. The fragrant ambergris can be worth $20 a gram, making these beauties quite the commodity. However, a question of morality remains. With sperm whales […]

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Some dogs eating Beneful have experienced Internal bleeding, diarrhea, seizures, and liver malfunction. Photo credit: ABC 7 Chicago

Dog Chow: Finding The Best For Your Pet

(DOGS/PET CARE) Our favorite furry friends will often beg for scraps at the dinner table, and who can resist with those pleading eyes and precious paws? While your dog will thank you for giving in, his digestive system may not. Here’s a list of ingredients to consider when purchasing your next can of dog food […]

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More than 50 percent of pets in the U.S. are considered overweight or obese. Photo Credit: PSDA

Tail-Waggin’ Tips To Keep Pounds Off Your Pet

(PET CARE/ANIMAL HEALTH) If your New Year’s resolution involves losing a few extra pounds, you might want to include your pet in your weight loss plan as well. Your chubby pet may be irresistibly cute, but his or her health is at risk. Obesity can lead to joint pain, liver problems, diabetes, and even heart […]

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Dog fighting will be considered a form of organized abuse under the Uniform Crime Report. Photo Credit: TheDoDo

Put Your Paws Up! FBI Fights Off Animal Cruelty

(ANIMAL CRUELTY/ANIMAL ABUSE) If animal abuse is a crime, then it should be treated as such. Beginning in 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will begin tracking animal cruelty and collecting data to provide statistics on animal related crimes. Animal abuse reports will be made through the Uniform Crime Report National Incident-Based Reporting System, […]

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